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TRANSITION TO 2015 VERSION OF ISO 9001 AND ISO 14001 STANDARDS

Standards ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 has been revised to 2015 Version – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
Changes to 2015 version of STANDARDS are significant and as such Certified Clients have to revise their systems to meet the requirements of New 2015 version of Standards.
Your existing certificate is still valid, however, to transit to 2015 version, you have to follow as below:
OPTION A – “GAP ANALYSIS” VISIT FOLLOWED BY “FORMAL TRANSITION AUDIT” - STAGED APPROACH:
1) For Transition to 2015 Version of Standard, TWO STAGE process is recommended:
i.  Stage I–“Gap Analysis” Visit, and
ii. Stage II–“Formal Transition Audit”.
2) “GAP ANALYSIS” - PURPOSE OF THIS “GAP ANALYSIS” is to determine whether the client’s system addresses new requirements of standard and report on Gaps. The Report of GAP Analysis shall be provided to Client to enable them to take necessary actions to be verified at ‘Formal Transitional Audit’.
3) URS will conduct 'Gap Analysis' – Please arrange this at your latest surveillance visit/recertification or before. Contact URS at transition2015@ursindia.com for Transition Process and Fees thereof.
4) For 'Gap Analysis', URS Auditor will normally conduct 0.5 man day visit per operational site for one Standard (say ISO 9001) – this may be combined with Client’s regular Surveillance Visit/recertification or Standalone visit – Contact as 3) above.
5) “FORMAL TRANSITION AUDIT”
After the 'Gap Analysis' is conducted, the Next stage is 'Formal Transition Audit'.

6) “PURPOSE OF TRANSITION AUDIT” is to verify the effectiveness of system in accordance with 2015 version of Standard. Further Client is also required to take actions for all outstanding issues and/or other issues (NCs/Dis) raised at this visit to demonstrate these been appropriately addressed and are effective. Transitional Audit Must be Onsite.
7) 'FORMAL TRANSITION AUDIT' can also be combined with next regular Surveillance/recertification Visit or before, normally of 0.5 man days per operational site for one Standard (say ISO 9001). Contact URS at transition2015@ursindia.com for Transition Process and Fees thereof.

8) After the Visit is successful, the Certificate of 2015 Version Transition shall be issued.

OPTION B – PROCEED TO “FORMAL TRANSITION AUDIT” – ONE OFF APPROACH:
1)    In case, client confirms that they have implemented the requirement of 2015 version of standards, then “Formal Transitional Audit” shall be conducted as One Off Approach without conducting On site ‘Gap Analysis’ BY URS.
2)    For adopting this One Off Approach AS 1) above, client will be required to submit completed “Client Gap Analysis” document to ensure that they have implement requirements as per 2015 version.
3)    “Client Gap Analysis” document shall be completed in details to provide sufficient information to make sure that the requirements are implemented and URS can proceed to “Formal Transition Audit”
4)    “TRANSITION AUDIT”- “PURPOSE OF TRANSITION AUDIT” is to verify the effectiveness of system in accordance with 2015 version of Standard. Further Client is also required to take actions for all outstanding issues and/or other issues (NCs/Dis) raised at this visit to demonstrate these been appropriately addressed and are effective.Transitional Audit Must be Onsite.
5)    'FORMAL TRANSITION AUDIT' can also be combined with next regular Surveillance Visit/recertification or before, normally of 0.5 man days per operational site for one Standard (say ISO 9001).
6)     Contact URS at transition2015@ursindia.com for Transition Process and Fees thereof.
7)    After the Visit is successful, the Certificate of 2015 Version Transition shall be issued.
GENERAL:
1) For the Validity of the New 2015 Certificate, the existing Certification Cycle of 3 Years shall be maintained. Existing Surveillance Program shall be maintained.
2) In case, combined audits for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 are conducted together, the man days of each standard to be added to ‘Gap Analysis’ and ‘Transition Visit’ and the requirements of Integrated Audits shall be followed.
3) All existing Certified Clients must be transitioned before 15th September 2018.
4)  No Certificates will be issued in 2008 version after 15nd September, 2017.

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2015 version ISO 9001 highlights are stated as below:

2015 version ISO 9001 highlights are stated as below: Understanding the organization and its context ISO 9001:2015 Standard requires management to understand the organization and its context for effective implementation of QMS. Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties Organization should also understand the needs and expectations of interested parties also. Determining the scope of the quality management system The scope of QMS should also be determined. Quality management system and its processes as per ISO 9001:2015 The organization shall determine the processes needed forthequality management system and their application throughout the organization, and shall: a) determine the inputs required and the outputs expected from theseprocesses; b) determine the sequence and interaction of theseprocesses; c) determine and apply the criteria and methods (including monitoring, measurements and related performance indicators) needed to ensure the effective operation and control of these processes; d) determine the resources needed for these processes and ensure their availability; e) assign the responsibilities and authorities for these processes; f) address the risks and opportunities as determined in accordance with the requirements of 6.1; g) evaluate these processes and implement any changes needed to ensure that these processes achieve their intended results; h) improve the processes and the quality management system. Leadership and Commitment defined in ISO 9001:2015 version Top management shall demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to customer focus by ensuring that: a) customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements are determined, understood and consistently met b) the risks which can affect conformity of goods and services and customer satisfaction are identified and addressed; c) the focus on enhancing customer satisfaction is maintained; What to include in Developing the quality policy as per ISO 9001:2015 Top management shall establish, implement and maintain a quality policy which also include includes a commitment to satisfy applicable requirements and well communicated

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